Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgMutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileMutual Benefits Assurance Plc is a general and life insurance company in Nigeria providing services for underwriting and risk management as well as retail and microfinance banking. General insurance covers the protection of assets and indemnification of other parties; and Life insurance covers risk of premature death, disability, critical illness and other accidents. The company also offers property insurance, fire and special perils insurance, professional indemnity, liability/bond insurance, goods-in-transit insurance, personal insurance, keyman assurance and mortgage protection. Mutual Benefits Assurance has business interests in real estate development and management and operates a Microfinance Bank which provides retail and microfinance banking services at a community level. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Manu Tuilagi – the answer to England’s midfield problems?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Leicester Tigers Manu Tuilagi in action for LeicesterBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorEngland’s midfield problems have been well documented. While the likes of Chris Ashton and Ben Foden shone during the November Internationals, the same could not be said of the Mike Tindall and Shontayne Hape centre partnership.The fact that Martin Johnson even experimented with Matt Banahan in the No 13 shirt proves that the England management is not convinced by the potency of their midfield – but there is a 19-year-old at Leicester who could prove the answer to those problems.Manu Tuilagi is the youngest of the Samoan family dynasty and has impressed this season with his strong, powerful running, subtle passing skills and, like his brothers, a ferocious defence (just watch this video of his hit on Harlequins’ Tom Williams).The Tigers have been grateful to have his services, too, after the Home Office threatened to deport him in the summer. Leicester, the RFU and three MPs came to his aid and with a work permit secured, Tuilagi has been quick to repay the Tigers for their assistance, scoring five tries already this season.While he was born in Samoa, he was brought up in the UK and has played for England through the age groups. Now he’s being tipped for a place in Johnson’s Six Nations squad and his Leicester team-mate Dan Hipkiss for one believes he deserves an opportunity to prove himself at Test level. Read a rare interview with Manu by clicking here “Because not many people have seen him play, he is still a bit of an unknown quantity in the Aviva Premiership,” says Hipkiss. “But he wont be for long. He has a lot of attributes that the England team could really do with and his physical presence is hugely valuable as the game becomes more fluid.”While his brothers Freddie, Henry, Alesana and Anitele’a have all represented Samoa at international level, Manu has made it clear that he wants to wear the red rose having been part of the England U16, U18 and U20 squads. But he’s not getting carried away about talk of an impending Test debut.Alesana and Manu Tuilagi with Alesana’s daughter“We’ll see what happens about the Six Nations,” says Tuilagi. “What I will say is that England helped me with my work permit, as did Leicester, and I’ve been here for pretty much all my rugby-playing life so that helped me decide that I’d like to play for England, not Samoa.”Someone who knows him better than anyone, his older brother and Leicester team-mate Alesana, is tipping him to beat the rest of the family’s achievements, saying: “My baby brother has more talent and is a better player than the other five Tuilagi boys. If he were called up for England, he’d be ready.”last_img read more

IRS extends tax due date for individuals

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGS2020 Tax YearDeadlineExtensionInternal Revenue ServiceIRSTreasury Department Previous articleEverything coming to Hulu in AprilNext articleCity of Apopka announces Summer Camps 2021; UF/IFAS Extension Orange Co. 4-H / S.T.E.M. Summer Camp registration now open Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From the Internal Revenue Service and Staff ReportsThe Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.“This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Even with the new deadline, we urge taxpayers to consider filing as soon as possible, especially those who are owed refunds. Filing electronically with direct deposit is the quickest way to get refunds, and it can help some taxpayers more quickly receive any remaining stimulus payments they may be entitled to.”Individual taxpayers can also postpone federal income tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This postponement applies to individual taxpayers, including individuals who pay self-employment tax. Penalties, interest, and additions to tax will begin to accrue on any remaining unpaid balances as of May 17, 2021. Individual taxpayers will automatically avoid interest and penalties on the taxes paid by May 17.Individual taxpayers do not need to file any forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the May 17 deadline can request a filing extension until Oct. 15 by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software, or using the Free File link on Filing Form 4868 gives taxpayers until October 15 to file their 2020 tax return but does not grant an extension of time to pay taxes due. Taxpayers should pay their federal income tax due by May 17, 2021, to avoid interest and penalties.The IRS urges taxpayers who are due a refund to file as soon as possible. Most tax refunds associated with e-filed returns are issued within 21 days.This relief does not apply to estimated tax payments that are due on April 15, 2021. These payments are still due on April 15. Taxes must be paid as taxpayers earn or receive income during the year, either through withholding or estimated tax payments. In general, estimated tax payments are made quarterly to the IRS by people whose income isn’t subject to income tax withholding, including self-employment income, interest, dividends, alimony, or rental income. Most taxpayers automatically have their taxes withheld from their paychecks and submitted to the IRS by their employer.last_img read more

Brodbeck® Wabash Facility Becomes Eastern Customer Service Center for Dairyland Seed®

first_img Facebook Twitter Brodbeck Seeds will become a part of the century-old legacy of Dairyland Seed. Dairyland will be the main regional brand in the North Central Corn Belt for Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Dairyland will maintain the facilities at Brodbeck’s Wabash, Indiana, location to serve an expanded customer base.The change is part of the newly announced Corteva Agriscience™ multi-channel, multi-brand seed strategy for the U.S., which will expand access to the company’s genetics, technology and traits.Several regional experts from other Corteva Agriscience™ brands will strengthen the Dairyland team. Dairyland General Manager Gary Leeper said, “Dairyland itself has been around for more than 111 years. We’re combining legacy cultures, agronomic expertise and talented individuals from Brodbeck Seeds, Prairie Brand®, Seed Consultants®, and NuTech®. All combined there’s over 316 years of heritage assembled. We’re looking to adopt a lot of good things from all the seed brands into the new Dairyland.”Doug Rice, who previously led Brodbeck Seeds and will now serve as the Dairyland Business Portfolio/Agronomy Leader and a member of the Dairyland Executive Committee, said, “The Brodbeck and Dairyland cultures are similar. Brodbeck has always been focused on our customers, with an ‘It’s Personal’ philosophy. Dairyland is all about putting the farmer first. It’s a great match.”Popular Brodbeck products will continue to be offered through Dairyland. Leeper said, “Our product lineup is certainly going to expand, not only from a genetics standpoint, but also a traits perspective. It’s exciting to have access to the Corteva Agriscience™ pipeline for grain corn, soybeans, silage and alfalfa.”Leeper looks forward to the growth and opportunity of joining with Brodbeck. “With the addition of new people and the new customer service center at Wabash, we’ll be much more concentrated and better able to serve our customers,” Leeper said. Home Indiana Agriculture News Brodbeck® Wabash Facility Becomes Eastern Customer Service Center for Dairyland Seed® Brodbeck® Wabash Facility Becomes Eastern Customer Service Center for Dairyland Seed® SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 11, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleSenate Ag Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Farmer Veteran LegislationNext articleNAFTA Negotiating Continues but Time is an Issue Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Paper ordered to pay huge libel damages

first_img Follow the news on Kenya June 13, 2019 Find out more News Help by sharing this information News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa KenyaAfrica News RSF_en Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Organisation Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists March 26, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Paper ordered to pay huge libel damages Reporters Without Borders (RSF) protested today to the Kenyan government at huge libel damages awarded against The People Daily newspaper and called for them to be cancelled, saying this and other such awards were “seriously threatening” investigative journalism in Kenya. “Without getting into the rights and wrongs of the case, we are worried these damages may force the paper to close,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to attorney-general Amos Wako. “For the past two years, Kenyan courts have awarded completely disproportionate libel damages of tens of millions of shillings.” According to the information gathered by RSF, The People Daily and its former editor-in-chief, George Mbugguss, were sentenced on appeal on 22 March to pay 20 million shillings (€300,000) to trade and industry ministry Nicholas Biwott and the paper was forbidden to publish further “libellous” material about him. An article on 10 March 1999 implicated Biwott, then minister for the East African Community, in the allegedly corrupt award of a contract in the building of the Turwell Gorge hydro-electric dam to a French firm.RSF notes that the Daily Nation and Taifa Leo newspapers were ordered last 7 September to pay 10 million shillings (€150,000) to Judge Patrick Machira, who had complained of “malicious libel” in articles and photos published about a quarrel he had had five years earlier. Last November, two other papers were ordered to pay 10 and 20 million shillings in libel damages to two legal consultancies. April 6, 2020 Find out more KenyaAfrica to go further Reportslast_img read more

European court’s ruling in Stoll case will be crucial for press freedom in Switzerland

first_img June 26, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Switzerland RSF_en SwitzerlandEurope – Central Asia November 11, 2020 Find out more News April 29, 2020 Find out more SwitzerlandEurope – Central Asia Organisation Help by sharing this information News Reports Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” February 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European court’s ruling in Stoll case will be crucial for press freedom in Switzerland Protecting media freedom and free speech when regulating digital platforms The verdict which the European Court of Human Rights issues in the case of Martin Stoll v. the Swiss government could result in a reform of the criminal code and significant changes in the way journalists work in Switzerland. Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal Receive email alerts to go further The verdict which the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issues in the case of SonntagsZeitung journalist Martin Stoll v. the Swiss federal government could lead to a reform of the Swiss criminal code and could have a major impact on the practice of journalism in Switzerland, Reporters Without Borders said today.The 17-member Grand Chamber began considering the case on 7 February as a result of a request made by the Swiss government after a seven-member ECHR panel of judges ruled by four votes to three on 25 April 2006 that the Swiss authorities violated Stoll’s right to freedom of expression under article 10 of the European Human Rights Convention.The case concerns two stories by Stoll in January 1997 that contained leaks from a “confidential” report by the then Swiss ambassador in Washington, Carlo Jagmetti, on negotiations with the World Jewish Congress about unclaimed Jewish assets in Swiss banks. Stoll was fined 800 Swiss francs in 1999 under article 293 of the criminal code for publishing “official confidential deliberations.” He appealed to the ECHR in 2001.“This decision will be crucial,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If the ECHR upholds its ruling, Switzerland will probably have to amend its criminal code, especially article 293, to allow more press freedom. Whether article 293 is modified or repealed altogether, it is above all essential that it should no longer affect journalists. Such a reform would also have a direct impact on ongoing cases such as that of SonntagsBlick.”A Swiss military court announced on 6 February that it had indicted three journalists working for the weekly SonntagsBlick for publishing a leaked document last year “dealing with supposed places of detention and interrogation methods used by the US foreign intelligence service (CIA).”The three journalists – Christoph Grenacher, Sandro Brotz and Beat Jost – face up to five years in prison for “violating defence secrecy.” According to the indictment, publication of the leaked document caused considerable damage to Switzerland’s strategic intelligence service. The ECHR’s reexamination of the Stoll case has reopened the debate about the constraints on the practice of journalism as well as the responsibilities that journalists should accept. The definitive ruling which the Grand Chamber eventually hands down could lead to significant changes in the way investigative journalists work in Switzerland.last_img read more

Campaign to be intensified to have the HSE take over Aras Gweedore

first_img By admin – September 2, 2016 WhatsApp The campaign to have the HSE take over the running of Aras Gweedore nursing home in West Donegal is stepping up, with a number of public meetings and initiatives planned.The facility is run by the local community but its been claimed that anticipated future demand, coupled with the need to meet with HIQA requirements presents a challenge that the community cannot meet.Deputy Thomas Pringle says the HSE is taking over the building, which will allow for structural improvements, but he says that’s not enough……. Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNews Twitter Campaign to be intensified to have the HSE take over Aras Gweedore Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articlePost Mortem to take place after body is recovered during North Inishowen searchNext articleCentury Cinemas complex to take on 30 more staff in major expansion admin Twitter WhatsApp Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more

Automated lithological mapping using airborne hyperspectral thermal infrared data: A case study from Anchorage Island, Antarctica

first_imgThe thermal infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum has considerable potential for mineral and lithological mapping of the most abundant rock-forming silicates that do not display diagnostic features at visible and shortwave infrared wavelengths. Lithological mapping using visible and shortwave infrared hyperspectral data is well developed and established processing chains are available, however there is a paucity of such methodologies for hyperspectral thermal infrared data. Here we present a new fully automated processing chain for deriving lithological maps from hyperspectral thermal infrared data and test its applicability using the first ever airborne hyperspectral thermal data collected in the Antarctic. A combined airborne hyperspectral survey, targeted geological field mapping campaign and detailed mineralogical and geochemical datasets are applied to small test site in West Antarctica where the geological relationships are representative of continental margin arcs. The challenging environmental conditions and cold temperatures in the Antarctic meant that the data have a significantly lower signal to noise ratio than is usually attained from airborne hyperspectral sensors. We applied preprocessing techniques to improve the signal to noise ratio and convert the radiance images to ground leaving emissivity. Following preprocessing we developed and applied a fully automated processing chain to the hyperspectral imagery, which consists of the following six steps: (1) superpixel segmentation, (2) determine the number of endmembers, (3) extract endmembers from superpixels, (4) apply fully constrained linear unmixing, (5) generate a predictive classification map, and (6) automatically label the predictive classes to generate a lithological map. The results show that the image processing chain was successful, despite the low signal to noise ratio of the imagery; reconstruction of the hyperspectral image from the endmembers and their fractional abundances yielded a root mean square error of 0.58%. The results are encouraging with the thermal imagery allowing clear distinction between granitoid types. However, the distinction of fine grained, intermediate composition dykes is not possible due to the close geochemical similarity with the country rock.last_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball Faces Weber State In Big Sky Play

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN/CEDAR CITY, Utah-Thursday and Saturday, Southern Utah (10-2, 5-1 in Big Sky Conference play) and Weber State (6-3, 1-1 in Big Sky play) meet at the Dee Events Center (Thursday) and the America First Event Center (Saturday) as their rivalry ensues.The Wildcats score 85 points per game, ranking Weber State 13th nationally in scoring offense. Defensively, Weber State gives up 68.3 points per game. This ranks the Wildcats 127th nationally in scoring defense.Senior guard Isiah Brown (17.8 points per game) is the Wildcats’ leading scorer. Brown is also tied for the team rebounding lead (4.8 boards per contest) with senior forward, Czech national Michal Kozak. Kozak also leads the Wildcats in blocked shots, with 12.Also scoring in double figures on-average for Weber State are junior guard/forward Zahir Porter (13.6 points per game) and senior forward/center Cody Carlson (12 points per game).The Wildcats’ leader in assists is Spaniard sophomore guard Seikou Sisoho Jawara with 32. Weber State is led in steals by freshman forward Dillon Jones with 18.In his 15th season at the helm of the Weber State program, Randy Rahe is 284-176 (.617).The Thunderbirds score 83.9 points per game, ranking SUU 15th nationally in scoring offense.Defensively, SUU surrenders 71.3 points per game, ranking the Thunderbirds 201st nationally in scoring defense.Junior guard Tevian Jones (19.3 points per game) is the Thunderbirds’ leading scorer on the season.Junior forward Maizen Fausett (13.5 points per game, a team-best 7.2 rebounds per contest), senior guard John Knight III (13.2 points per game, team-bests in assists [51] and steals [21]) and senior guard Dre Marin (10.7 points per game) also score in double figures on-average for SUU.The Thunderbirds’ leading shot blocker is  Croatian national redshirt senior forward/center Ivan Madunic, who has 10 blocked shots.In his fifth season at SUU, head coach Todd Simon is 63-80 (.441) at the program’s helm.The Wildcats lead the Thunderbirds 34-10 all-time. This includes a 22-4 advantage over SUU at Ogden and an 11-6 lead at Cedar City in series history. Written by January 20, 2021 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Faces Weber State In Big Sky Play Tags: SUU Men’s Basketball/Weber State Men’s Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more

Admissions Director

first_imgRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of progressiveleadership experience in College Admissions, including recruitmentand enrollment planning and program development.Preferred qualifications of Master’s degree in a related fieldand five – seven years or more experience in a college admissionsetting.Experience with Slate, PowerCampus, or other technologyplatforms related to enrollment management.Experience in developing and maintaining collaborativeprofessional relationships; effective public speaking, verbal, andwritten communication skills. Experience in collecting andanalyzing data for recruitment metrics; proven ability to workeffectively with people of diverse backgrounds.Experience in the areas of strategic enrollment planning,admission, and financial aid is expected, as is knowledge ofbroader higher education trends, and a demonstrated commitment todiversity and inclusion.Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background-checkand drug testing. Qualifications: Must also possess strong leadership, time management skills,and have the ability to prioritize and balanceresponsibilities.Ability to use technology and data in developing andimplementing and effective recruitment plan.Knowledge of best practices in enrollment management and arecord of success in increasing enrollment as well as net tuitionrevenue.Familiarity with and appreciation of traditional,nontraditional, transfer, graduate and non-degree seeking studentrecruitment is required.A proven track record in the identification, admission,recruitment and enrollment of prospective students, comprehensiveand strategic enrollment planning, and shaping classes to meet theUniversity mission.Background in working with transfer student populations ishighly desired.Analytical, data-informed, and outcomes-oriented; experiencedin data analytics and forecasting class and revenue.Ensure that consistent branding and messaging is clearlyarticulated externally to achieve strategic goals.The ability to engage current students, faculty, alumni, andparents in the recruitment and enrollment of all new students.Practical with the ability to artfully approach all elements ofthe recruitment funnel.Familiarity with compliance of federal and state financial aidregulations, along with attention to adherence of budgetguidelines.Strong interpersonal communication skills required to interacteffectively with all University constituents including Board ofTrustees, donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students andadministrative colleagues in athletics and elsewhere on thecampus.Demonstrated history of supporting staff and studentdevelopment and advocacy.Ability to inspire, motivate and lead a hard working, energeticteam; recognize the skill sets and talents of the staff and provideprofessional development opportunities to enhance them.Personal strengths that include approach-ability,accessibility, energy, motivation, resourcefulness, and goodhumor.Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidentialnature in the utmost professional manner.Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellentcommunication (oral and written), organizational, and timemanagement skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability towork with diverse constituents.Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environmentis extremely important as well as dependability.Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative,resourcefulness, and personal accountability.Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects ofaverage-weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walkingfor more than four (4) hours per day.Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA),those functions of the job which are identified essential arerequired to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions willbe given careful consideration. Makes prompt and effective contact with prospective andadmitted candidates.Participates in off-campus events to move prospective studentsthrough the pipeline (including high school/community collegevisits, college fairs, and yield events).Evaluate undergraduate applications for admission based on theUniversity’s recruiting goals and standards.Counsel parents, applicants, and school counselors regardingthe University’s admission policies and procedures.Attend on-campus admission events (open houses, admittedstudent events, ).Supervision responsibilities of support staff (i.e. work study,student assistants).The omission of specific duties does not preclude thesupervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to theposition. A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU’s existingacademic success. The Director of Admissions provides leadershipfor the University admissions office. The Director will beresponsible for staffing, training, and managing a compliant campusAdmissions Team by facilitating the selection and enrollment ofqualified student applicants for admission. The Director is a keystrategic leader for recruitment and admissions, with broadresponsibility and accountability for this function and theadmissions team.Essential Functions:Educate and train on educational programs, expected outcomes,student services, and financial considerations to students,parents, and educators. Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter ofinterest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, ifapplicable.Supplemental InformationIn addition to the completed application, candidates must submit alist of three professional references (at least one from a previousemployer) that includes names and contact information. Review ofapplication materials will begin ASAP and will continue until theposition is filled. No phone calls please.Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment OpportunityEmployer.last_img read more